Foundations offer $25,000 in grants to support students planning for a career in organic farming. Ten grants of $2,500 each by the California Certified Organic Farmers Foundation (CCOF) and United Natural Foods, Inc., (UNFI) are available to students enrolled or are accepted in vocational or higher education studies.

The application period is between April 15, through June 13, 2014.

From the application website:

Vocational and Higher Education:
Grants for students to study organic agriculture nationally — $2,500 grants available for at least 10 individuals.
— Applicants must start or be currently enrolled in their program within the 2014 calendar year (applicant must be able to prove acceptance and/or enrollment.)
— Program must be a vocational or higher education certificate or degree program.
— Student must clearly demonstrate how the program will benefit their career of organic production or becoming an organic professional.
— Applications must be submitted online by midnight June 13, 2014. Late applications will not be considered.
— Awards will be made public in July 2014.
— Students can be any age.
— Students can be full time or part time.
— Weight will be given to students from disadvantaged backgrounds.
— Grants are intended for use for fees and tuition only and will be paid directly to the school or program.

Find the grant application online at: